Fine Arts Division Courses

ART

ART 1113 Art Appreciation
A course designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

AART 1313 Drawing I
Includes the study of the basic elements and principles of organization in two dimensions and the selection, manipulation and synthesis of these components to create an organized visual expression. Students will apply overlapping foreshortening and diminished scale. Black and white media will be stressed.

ART 1323 Drawing II
Prerequisite: ART 1313. Continuation of rendering skills introduced in Drawing I with emphasis on color, composition and creative expression.

ART 1433 Design I
To provide students with an understanding of the elements and principles of design to enable development of an informed, intuitive sense as well as a highly informed skills base/ methodology involving black and white design problems which apply principles and elements of visual design.

ART 1443 Design II
Prerequisite: ART 1433. To provide students with an understanding of color theory and applications of color so that there begins to be an informed as well as intuitive sense of seeing, mixing, and applying color and light to design problems.

ART 1453 Three Dimensional Design
Prerequisites: ART 1313, ART 1323, ART 1433, and ART 1443. To provide students with an understanding of spatial form in three dimensions through the use of applied design elements and principles to studio problems in mixed media.

ART 1513 Computer Art
An introduction to the theory and practice of using the computer to create art. A study of methods and applications utilizing the computer and selected software applications.

ART 1811/1821 Exhibition Class I & II
Attendance at 75% of all college art exhibitions during the semester student is enrolled. The intended requirement is for art majors to monitor and encourage independent research in career practices and promotion. Submission of individual art work to at least one local, regional, or national exhibition is required. Required of all art majors.

ART 1913 Art For Elementary Teachers
Development of essential concepts of children’s art education in compliance with the National Standards for Arts Education.

ART 2513 Painting I
Prerequisites: ART 1313, ART 1323, ART 1433, and ART 1443, or permission of the instructor. Techniques used in painting media in a variety of subject matter.

ART 2523 Painting II
Prerequisite: ART 2413. Advanced problems in painting media.

ART 2613 Ceramics I
Prerequisites: ART 1313, ART 1323, ART 1433, and ART 1443 or permission of the instructor. This course is directed toward an introduction to different aspects and materials of ceramic design. Instruction covers forming and shaping by hand and by mechanical means, various kiln operations, understanding the nature of clay and glazes and an appreciation of functional and non-functional forms.

ART 2623 Ceramics II
Prerequisite: ART 2613. Continuation of skills introduced in Ceramics I. Emphasis on individual problem solving.

ART 2713 Art History I
Survey course of historical background of art forms from Prehistoric to Renaissance. Emphasis is on painting, architecture, and sculpture as related to history.
ART 2723 Art History II
Survey courses of historical background of art forms from Renaissance to present with special emphasis on contemporary expression.

ART 2811 Exhibition Class III
A continuation of ART 1821.

ART 2821 Exhibition Class IV
A continuation of ART 2811.

ART 2913 Special Studio
Independent study in an area of special interest. Course designed for the exceptional student. Instructor approval dependent on discipline. Can only take twice

MUSIC APPLIED

(Brass, Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice and Woodwinds)

Universities require that music majors complete all required music courses with a “C” or better in order to receive transfer credit.

MUA 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 Class Brass I, II, III, & IV
Brass Instruction for music majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of brass instruction and performance.

MUA 1141, 1151, 2141, 2151 Elective Brass I, II, III, & IV
Brass instruction for non-brass/music education majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1172, 1182, 2172, 2182 Brass for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Brass instruction for music education majors and advanced non-music majors with an emphasis on brass instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1173, 1183, 2173, 2183 Brass for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Brass instruction for performance majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1211, 1221, 2211, 2221 Class Guitar I, II, III, & IV
Instruction for beginning guitar players that includes basic accompanying styles and an introduction to classical guitar technique.

MUA 1241, 1251, 2241, 2251 Elective Guitar I, II, III, & IV
Guitar instruction for non-music majors and music majors who wish to take guitar as an elective. Introduction to classical guitar technique, literature, and performance of standard literature.

MUA 1272, 1282, 2272, 2282 Guitar for Music Education Majors I, II, III, IV
Guitar for music education majors with guitar as their area of emphasis. Introduction to guitar technique, literature and performance of standard literature.

MUA 1311, 1321, 2311, 2321 Jazz Improvisation I, II, III, & IV
This course provides instruction in the skills and technique of jazz improvisation for those with little or no previous experience. Instructor permission required.

MUA 1331, 1341, 2331, 2341 Organ I, II, III, & IV
Individual organ instruction.

MUA 1362, 1372, 2362, 2372 Organ for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Individual organ instruction including technique and appropriate repertoire.

MUA 1363, 1373, 2363, 2373 Organ for Performance Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Intensive individual organ instruction including technique and appropriate repertoire.

MUA 1411,1421,2411,2421 Class Percussion I, II, III, & IV
Percussion instruction for music majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1441, 1451, 2441, 2451 Elective Percussion I, II, III, & IV
Percussion instruction for non-percussion/music education majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1472, 1482, 2472, 2482 Percussion for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Percussion instruction for music majors, with an emphasis on percussion instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1473, 1483, 2473, 2483 Percussion for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Percussion instruction for music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore advanced levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1511, 1521, 2511, 2521 Class Piano for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Class piano instruction for music majors with no previous piano training. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for their piano proficiency examination upon transfer to university.

MUA 1531, 1561, 2531, 2561 Class Piano for Non-Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Class piano instruction for non-music majors with no previous piano training.

MUA 1541, 1551, 2541, 2551 Piano for Non-Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Individual piano instruction for non-music majors.

MUA 1542, 1552, 2542, 2552 Piano for Voice Majors I, II, III, IV
Individual piano instruction for voice majors.

MUA 1571, 1581, 2571, 2581 Piano for Non Keyboard Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Individual piano instruction for non-keyboard music majors.

MUA 1572, 1582, 2572, 2582 Piano for Keyboard Majors (Music Education) I, II, III, & IV
Individual piano instruction including technique, appropriate repertoire, and memorization.

MUA 1573, 1583, 2573, 2583 Piano for Keyboard Majors (Performance) I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Intensive individual piano instruction including technique, appropriate repertoire, and memorization.

MUA 1711, 1721, 2711, 2721 Class Voice I, II, III, & IV
Class voice is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore elementary to moderate levels of vocal literature and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability in a group setting.

MUA 1741, 1751, 2741, 2751 Voice for Non-Vocal Majors I, II, III, & IV
Voice for non-vocal majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore moderate levels of vocal literature and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability.

MUA 1772, 1782, 2772, 2782 Voice for Vocal Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Voice for vocal music majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore varied vocal literature, and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability.

MUA 1773, 1783, 2773, 2783 Voice for Vocal Performance Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Voice for vocal performance majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore advanced vocal literature, develop and improve the student’s vocal ability and strengthen the singer’s performance ability.

MUA 1811, 1821, 2811, 2821 Class Woodwinds I, II, III, & IV
Woodwind instruction for music majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore varied levels of literature, and develop the student’s knowledge of woodwind instruction and performance.

MUA 1841, 1851, 2841, 2851 Elective Woodwinds I, II, III, & IV
Woodwind instruction for non-woodwind/music education majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature, and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1872, 1882, 2872, 2882 Woodwinds for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Woodwind instruction for music education majors with an emphasis on woodwind instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing, and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1873, 1883, 2873, 2883 Woodwinds for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Woodwind instruction for performance majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing, and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1972, 1982, 2972, 2982 Composition for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
The continued study of music composition through assigned writing projects and analysis of masterworks.

MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS

(Band, Small Band Groups, Stage Band, Choir, Small Singing Groups)

All MUO classes require an audition. Contact the Fine Arts Division for more information.

MUO 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 Band I, II, III, & IV
Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing musical instruments, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique.

MUO 1112, 1122, 2112, 2122 Marching Band I, II, III, & IV
Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing musical instruments, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique. (Fall Semester Only)

MUO 1131, 1141, 2131, 2141 Small Instrument Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
Designed to explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique in small ensembles and auxiliary groups.

MUO 1151, 1161, 2151, 2161 Small Mixed Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
Designed to explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique in small ensembles and auxiliary groups.

MUO 1171, 1181, 2171, 2181 Large Jazz Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
A course designed to give students the opportunity to perform jazz and a variety of music styles in a “big band” setting or similar instrumentation. Instructor permission required.

MUO 1212, 1222, 2212, 2222 Choir I, II, III, & IV
A course for music majors and non-majors focused on performing choral music from a variety of style periods.

MUO 1241, 1251, 2241, 2251 Small Voice Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
A course for select singers focused on performing from one or more genres of music.

MUSIC FOUNDATIONS

(Education, History, Literature, & Theory)

MUS 1113 Music Appreciation
A course designed to give the student, through listening and written work, the ability to understand, appreciate, and evaluate music of Western Culture.

MUS 1123 Music Survey (Majors)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 2213. Advanced listening course, designed to acquaint the music major with a broad overview of musical style and repertoire from antiquity to the present.

MUS 1133 Fundamentals Of Music
Provides the student with basic knowledge of notation, scales, keys, rhythm, intervals, triads, and their inversions.

MUS 1211 Music Theory I, Lab
Co-requisite: MUS 1213. Lab instruction. Sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.

MUS 1213 Music Theory I
Co-requisite: MUS 1211. Study of functional harmony through analysis, part-writing, sightsinging, and ear training.

MUS 1221 Music Theory II, Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1211. Co-requisite: MUS 1223. Lab instruction. Sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.

MUS 1223 Music Theory II
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1213. Co-requisite: MUS 1221. Continued study of functional harmony through analysis, part-writing, sight-singing, and ear training.

MUS 1811, 1821, 2811, 2821 Music Theatre Workshop I. II, III, & IV
The workshop is designed to introduce and engage students in all facets of music theatre. One public performance will be given each semester. Open to music majors and non-music majors.

MUS 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921 Recital Class I, II, III, & IV
Required performance of solo and ensemble literature by students majoring in music. Attendance at a prescribed minimum number of departmentally approved musical performances per semester also required.

MUS 2211 Music Theory III, Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1221. Co-requisite: MUS 2213. Lab instruction. Sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.

MUS 2213 Music Theory III
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1223. Co-requisite: MUS 2211. Continuation study of functional harmony through analysis, part- writing, sight-singing, and ear training.

MUS 2221 Music Theory IV, Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 2211. Co-requisite: MUS 2223. Lab instruction. Sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.

MUS 2223 Music Theory IV
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 2213. Co-requisite: MUS 2221. Continued study of functional harmony through analysis, part-writing, sight-singing, and ear training.

MUS 2513 Music For Elementary Teachers
Designed for the needs of the elementary education student. Essentials of public school music; study of the fundamentals of music. Reading music notations and terminology.

MUS 2613 Music Literature
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1213. A listening course designed to give the student a better understanding of music through the ages. It offers the non-music major as well as the music major an opportunity to explore music as an art.